Garth Brooks To Play Benefit Concert In Nashville December 17th
October 28, 2010 at 8:45 AM (PT)
Country star GARTH BROOKS has announced that he will return to NASHVILLE for the first time since 1998 to perform a benefit concert for flood relief on DECEMBER 17th at 7p (CT) at the BRIDGESTONE ARENA. Wife TRISHA YEARWOOD will also join GARTH as a performer at the show.
The announcement was made this morning (10/28) at a press conference held at the STATE CAPITOL in NASHVILLE, alongside TENNESSEE Gov. PHIL BREDESEN, Sen. LAMAR ALEXANDER, Sen. BOB CORKER, Congressman JIM COOPER, Congressman MARSHA BLACKBURN, Mayor KARL DEAN and ELLEN LEHMAN, President of the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE.
Tickets will cost $25 (plus handling fees) and 100% of the $25 ticket will go to the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE’s flood relief efforts. Complete ticket information for the general public will be announced WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd at noon (CT).
GARTH said: “I have watched with great pride how the VOLUNTEER STATE has pulled together to rise above the damage suffered by the floods. It was a small church sign in HENDERSONVILLE that changed my life decades ago when I read, ‘Character is not created in crisis ... it is revealed.’ TENNESSEE has shown amazing character through all of this and it is an honor to get to be a part of the healing process.”
Gov. BREDESEN added: “The impact of MAY'S flooding is still being felt in TENNESSEE as communities continue to rebuild. I'm extremely pleased to see that the great outpouring of support for flood victims that was a hallmark of the early response continues, and I appreciate the leadership of all the members of NASHVILLE'S music family who, like GARTH, have organized events or established funds to help TENNESSEANS rebuild their lives."
The COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’s ELLEN LEHMAN also commented: “For a few flood victims, the journey to rebuilding their lives is complete. For most, however, the work to rebuild their lives and livelihood, their homes, and their broken hearts continues and will continue for months if not years. We, as The COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE, remain grateful for and humbled by every gift we’ve received for flood relief. GARTH BROOKS’ donation of what may well be a once-in-a-lifetime event will have enormous impact on the ongoing work of recovery and we are grateful.”
GARTH told the press that he was also open to adding more NASHVILLE concert dates if the demand was there. For more on GARTH, check out www.garthbrooks.com.